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Characters featured in The Cry of Mann, Tanking Mann, and The Call Of Warr, as well as the callers in all three shows:


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     The Cry Of Mann 

The Mann family as a whole:

  • Aw Look They Really Do Love Eachother: The Mann children. Quirky as they may be, and all clashing over the course of the story due to their personal struggles, they do sincerely love each other. Being told Jouglat was dead snapped Jack out of his "Jack Prime" state, leading to an emotional monologue where Jack expressed his sincere love for his brother. In the same scene, Berry was struggling to keep everyone respectful during the ceremony, and was incredibly worried during Jack's outburst, telling him that he's not a buff monster, but a sweet boy who paints sweet trains.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Berry is the responsible sibling, to Jouglat and Jack's foolish sibling. While she works hard trying to keep the family from falling apart and tries to act as a moral compass of sorts, Jouglat goes crazy due to his warr obsession, and Jack spirals out of control due to his obsession with his art.
  • Missing Mom: The family's original mother is never mentioned.
  • Sanity Slippage: Everyone in the Mann family suffers:
    • Jack goes crazy after being infected by Gorgiev, becoming more and more obsessed with his art and creating images of orange phones. When his solo show turns out a disaster, he flips out, destroying everything and proclaiming his hatred for everyone else in his family. His anger drives him to obsessively work out, and he becomes a buff monster named "Jack Prime".
    • Jouglat can't get over his time in the warr and thinks about it constantly. He starts to drink and his hair becomes long and unkempt; he reaches the point where he decides to just pack his bags and go back to the warr.
    • Courtney spirals out of control due to her personal conflict with Tank Mann and his family, as well as her desire to be beautiful. She starts to drink, covers herself in make-up, has several monologues about her situation, and then bursts into Jouglat's funeral with her face covered in glittery rhinestones.
    • Berry spends her time trying to keep the company alive and keep her dysfunctional family together in Tank Mann's absence. After the rest of her family start to become uncontrollable and absorbed in their own personal issues, she starts to lose control as well, reaching the point where she starts screaming at Courtney and threatening to murder her violently.

Berry Mann

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Played By: Jessica Garret

The eldest child of the Mann family, Berry is compassionate and hard-working, desperate to keep her father's company from going under in his absence.


  • Ambiguously Gay: Knowing that Martinez has a heavily implied crush on Berry, it's also left ambiguous as to whether or not Berry returns the feelings.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": After sitting through Courtney's Motive Rant and hearing her insult their family, Berry just tells her to SHUT UP.
  • Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: Berry threatens Courtney with a very violent death; she also tells Jack that if he doesn't stop ruining the funeral, she will end his life.
    "I WILL BURN YOU ALIVE! I WILL PICK OUT YOUR BRAIN AND EAT IT! I WILL TIE YOUR HEAD TO THE BACK OF A TRAIN, I'M GONNA ROLL THROUGH TOWN, DRAGGING YOUR SKULL, AND THEN I'LL CRACK IT OPEN IN THE CENTER OF TOWN ON TROOL DAY!"
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Implied: After everything starts to go wrong at Jouglat's funeral, Berry gives up on trying to keep everything in line, and just sits on the couch with a drink.
  • Nice Guy: Berry is far and away the nicest member of the Mann family, until her work in keeping the family together becomes too much for her; she's even polite to her callers, who she often asks if she can help, and tells one caller that claims to work for Courtney:
    I'd like to confront you face to face! ...And of course offer you cheese cubes...I'm not rude...
  • Only Sane Man: In a very dysfunctional house filled with very quirky people, Berry stands out as the most level-headed and sane person around, forced to try and keep everyone else in line while also protecting her father's company. This is deconstructed, when her struggle to keep things in order lead to her undergoing a Sanity Slippage, to the point where she starts drinking and making death-threats against everyone else.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: When confronting Courtney, Berry loses her cool and starts screaming at her, shifting repeatedly from calm-to-furious with breaks to take calls.

Jack Mann

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Played By: Alan Resnick

The youngest child of the Mann family, Jack is a quirky, obsessive artist who quickly becomes corrupted by the supernatural.


  • Catchphrase: Ends his calls with a cheerful "bye bye!", at least before he becomes Jack Prime.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Combined with Rapid-Fire "Shut Up!"; when his callers keep speaking during his attempt to record something for Tank Mann, Jack becomes very angry, and repeatedly tells them to "Shut the fuck up! Shut the fuck up!"
  • Body Horror: Turns into a grotesque, buff, orange nightmare.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Jack couldn't handle his family not appreciating his art show, becoming utterly enraged with each of them for not liking his work; he even temporarily turned against "Palmer" due to one caller not expressing support for his art.
  • Eccentric Artist: Initially, he's a quirky artist obsessed with painting trains. He's the "weird" child of the family, who spends all day just painting, sleeps in his studio on the very bed he keeps his tools on, and believes all of his callers to be a singular person named "Palmer".
  • Hearing Voices: When Gergiev plants an orange tooth in Jack's ear, he begins hearing voices, which becomes the main method of how callers interact with Jack. During a flashback to Jouglat in the war getting treated for his injuries, he begins hearing callers in his mind, believing to be having an out-of-body experience.
  • Jerkass Realization: After discovering that Jouglat is dead, Jack temporarily snaps out of his "Jack Prime" state and admits that he should've been nicer to his brother while he were back from the warr, rather than his stubborn insistence on being angry and caring only about his art show.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Jack becomes remorseful for how he treated Jouglat, stating that he shouldn't have cared more about his art and his ego than the fact that his brother was home.
  • One-Track-Minded Artist: At the start of the series, Jack is only interested in making paintings of trains. His studio is filled with paintings he'd already finished, and he is seen attempting to make even more, telling a caller that his paintings have to look like trains. However, he later begins to paint orange phones instead, filling his art exhibition with nothing but art of phones.
  • Parting Words Regret: Jack admits he wasn't even able to say goodbye to Jouglat before he left for the warr, being too upset by the news, and eventually got used to the idea that his brother would die a soldier. By the time he returned, Jack was so wrapped up in his art show, he cared more about Jouglat's lack of interest in art than he did about the fact that his brother was actually home again.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Begins yelling at his callers when they won't stop talking during his attempt to record a message for Tank.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: Jack expresses his emotions very bluntly, such as telling Berry that when he feels depressed, it makes him sad. When Courtney is bothering him, he yells at her telling her she's making him confused and angry, and then tells "Kate" that their support makes him feel happy again. Later, when his rage starts to consume him, he just keeps repeating "I'm mad!".
  • Too Upset to Create: Jack starts off as a completely obsessive artist, and though he was only painting one thing, his family still had respect for his talent and passion. That is, until his art show, where his chosen subject matter of orange phones sent everyone into a mass, unprovoked, fit of rage. After that, Jack became so angry at everything in his life that he destroyed his paintings, and lashed out at his family members and his callers. By the time he became "Jack Prime", his anger had consumed him, and his interest in art was gone.
  • True Companions: Jack develops this relationship with his callers, who he believes to be a single person named Palmer note . He repeatedly calls "Palmer" his best friend, thanking him for being there for him. For the caller's part, they do their best to support Jack in his art, try to calm him down, and even show their loyalty for him by "pledging allegiance" and helping him insult Berry, even when they felt guilty doing so.

Jouglat Mann

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Played By: Ben O'Brien

The middle child of the Mann family, Jouglat was originally a shell-shocked soldier fighting in the warr, only to be sent home under mysterious circumstances.


  • The Alcoholic: Starts drinking heavily after the warr, to the point where he is constantly wasted, unkepmt and angry right up until he decides to go back to the warr.
  • Beard of Sorrow: While suffering from being away from the warr, Jouglat falls into a state of depression, and grows stubble almost overnight, reflecting his mental state.
  • Childhood Friends: Claimed that one caller, named Emerson, was his childhood friend. They spend their call reminiscing over a game they used to play.
  • Fainting: Once gets so angry he collapses, and has a flashback to when he almost died in the warr.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Jouglat starts to crush on Agent Martinez almost as soon as she arrives. Witnessing her share close moments with Berry contributes to his overall mental decline, as he drinks more heavily and goes on bitter rants about how secrets being kept.
  • Important Haircut: Jouglat chops his hair off messily with scissors when he decides he's going back to the warr. His mental state not doing well, he does it while staring intensely at a mirror, and leaving large chunks behind.
  • Literal-Minded: Jouglat asked a caller what to say to make someone like them:
    Caller: I would say...be yourself.
    Jouglat: Okay, thank you. (Hangs up phone).
    (Jouglat and Agent Martinez stand in silence)
    Jouglat: ...Be yourself!
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: Jouglat V. Mann; the "V" is never explained.
  • Near-Death Experience: Jouglat nearly died in the warr, shown in a flashback. He was badly injured and losing a lot of blood, and survived mostly thanks to Ghost Lady and his helpful callers.
  • Not Used to Freedom: Jouglat preferred the warr, and openly regretted even coming back home; he found it too quiet and hated not having anything to do, and eventually decided to just pack his bags and leave again.
  • Parting Words Regret: Jouglat's last conversation with Tank Mann was an argument over whether or not he should go to warr; he later admits that he wish he and his father never fought at all, now that Tank is missing with no signs of a return.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Jouglat has a very hard time adjusting to being away from the warr, suffering from flashbacks and finding his house uncomfortably quiet.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: States that receiving two letters from Tank very quickly makes him feel confused and surprised.

Courtney Mann

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Played By: Cricket Arrison

Tank Mann's second wife and the stepmother of his children, Courtney is vain and manipulative, and is working to destroy Mann Corp.


  • The Alcoholic: Courtney was always drinking, especially when monologuing or talking to her callers, contributing to her Sanity Slippage.
  • Badass Boast: Tells Berry that "I am the thunder and light that shatters bodies. I AM THE KILLER SUPREME!"
  • Dance of Despair: In one scene, as Courtney is losing her mind and suffering a breakdown, she asks her callers to tell her about their favorite dance moves, so she can try them out. Shortly after, her mood goes spiraling down, as she gives a sad monologue and listens to a recording from Tank Mann.
  • Destructive Romance: With Frank. The two of them are implicitly having an affair, with Frank even calling her "princess" and the two being very physical with each other...but they both also spend the whole time bitter and angry, mocking and threatening each other and dragging each other down. Frank even betrays Courtney by giving her Gergiev's "medicine".
  • I Just Want to Be Beautiful: Courtney is so obsessed with her own beauty that she goes so far as to cover her face in rhinestones and ask her callers if they think she's pretty or not.
  • Marriage of Convenience: Married Tank primarily because he was the best option for her, being a wealthy man willing to court a poor girl like herself, rather than marry someone just as penniless as her. It backfired when his kids treated her as an outsider.
  • Motive Rant: Courtney responds to Berry's hateful accusations by monolaguing about why she wanted to take down the company, which included feeling ostracized by the Mann family for not being wealthy, and being pushed down by the company itself when she was the one who created the battle machines and turned the tide of the warr, rather than Tank.
  • Stepford Smiler: Courtney at first appears to be perfectly happy with her life, being Tank Mann's wife and the leader of his company. However, it later becomes clear that she's miserable even just being in the house, saying that once she's in charge, she'd destroy the house and salt the Earth around it for good measure, all just because the house smells like Tank Mann. She later admitted to Berry that the reason she's doing what she's doing is that Tank Mann and Mann Corp. minimized her role in the company, despite her being the genius behind the battle machines, as well as the fact that she felt utterly unwelcome in the house at all. All of this, and she still pretended to be happy living with Tank and his family.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: In the middle of her nostalgic monologue, she starts yelling about how she will keep fighting and spitting and screaming until she dies, not wanting to be owned by anything or anyone- not even death itself.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Courtney calls out Berry and the rest of the Mann children, calling them spoiled and judgmental, after Berry claims she tried to love Courtney as a mother. It's pointed out that, since Courtney wasn't born rich, they looked at her less like family and more like an obstacle to overcome.
  • Wicked Stepmother: Courtney is introduced as a catty, rude, spoiled woman, who only got into the family because she made Tank Mann happy as his wife. This is later explored, as though Berry claims Courtney was the problem, Courtney herself argued that she was always seen as an outsider anyway because she wasn't born rich like the Mann children were, making it ambiguous as to where the conflict started and how evil Courtney initially was.

Frank

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Played By: Robby Rackleff

Courtney's assistant and partner-in-crime, Frank is temperamental and shady, working to help destroy the Mann family.


  • Ambiguous Criminal History: Has apparently gone to jail once, but has never explained what it was he did that got him there.
  • Dead All Along: It's implied that Frank was drowned by Gergiev and is controlled via some form of necromancy.
  • Destructive Romance: With Courtney. The two of them are implicitly having an affair, with Frank even calling her "princess" and the two being very physical with each other...but they both also spend the whole time bitter and angry, mocking and threatening each other and dragging each other down. Frank even betrays Courtney by giving her Gergiev's "medicine".
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Frank is left reeling after killing Jouglat, claiming that what he did felt wrong, and not taking kindly to Courtney's mockery about the situation.
  • The Nicknamer: Frank seems to like giving nicknames; Jack is "Bouncy Boy", Courtney is "Princess", and Jouglat is "Plant Boy".
  • Nothing Personal: Tells Jouglat that he "doesn't have a problem" with him, only with Tank Mann, just before stabbing him. This means Jouglat was just his unfortunate collateral damage, despite Frank genuinely not having anything against him.
  • Only in It for the Money: Frank teamed up with Gergiev at the promise of getting rewarded for his efforts in destroying Mann Corp., expecting a large sum of money and asking for it often.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!:
    • On the call with one fan, Frank gets frustrated when they won't answer his question right away, and starts barking the questions at them.
    • This exchange happens between Agent Martinez and Frank:
    Martinez: When do you sleep?
    Frank: What? What kind of a question is that? I sleep whenever I want, I sleep when I'm tired!
    Martinez: I see, but the question I'm getting at is, when is the last time you slept?
    Frank: WHO GIVES A DAMN? I'm just tryn' to take a walk! People sleep all the time, it's not my responsibility to know, that's gotta be, like, some kinda sleeping person's office or something, I don't know, you work for the government!
  • You're Insane!: When Gergiev states he wants to kill Tank Mann, Frank tells him he's insane, and that his plan won't work.

Agent Martinez

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Played By: Lorelai Ramierez

A serious, dedicated agent of the Missing Persons Office, sent to help find Tank Mann.


  • Ambiguously Bi: Agent Martinez appears to have a crush on Berry and gets very happy when female callers tell her she's pretty, even calling one of them "sweet cheeks"; however, she also seems to have a crush on "George Washington", and has accepted a sex proposal from one male caller.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Agent Martinez, who's straight-laced sincerity often leads her to misunderstand what the other characters, and the callers, are trying to tell her. For example, when told that Jouglat's killer was Frank, she spends the rest of the call saying "Frank" repeatedly and comparing his name to hotdogs, apparently forgetting she'd met Frank earlier in the series. She also responded to a caller telling her she had the hots for Berry by saying "Berry Hots... Berry Hots... that sounds like a delicious cereal", and went on another tangent with a caller who told her that Frank is dangerous and could snap bodies:
    "Snapping bodies? Like peas? Well, I really like snap peas...if he's gonna snap those, then I don't really mind, ya know?"
  • Love Is a Weakness: After Jouglat expresses his feelings, she rejects him on the basis that dealing with anything other than her Tank Mann investigation will ruin her true potential and make it impossible to succeed in her job— and that includes dealing with Jouglat's outburst or attempting any sort of romantic relationship.
  • Silly Walk: Agent Martinez walks very stiffly, and moves forward by moving her entire body side-to-side and shuffling ahead.
  • Starstruck Speechless: When on the phone with who she's told is George Washington, Agent Martinez can barely say a single word, and just stutters out of nervousness.
  • The Unsmile: After Berry claimed being around her made her feel safer, her eyes grew wide and her lips apart, with teeth showing, in a very awkward, uncomfortable, "happy" expression.

Ghost Lady:

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Played By: Thu Tran

A benevolent, orange-wearing spirit who observes the Mann family's drama.


  • Big Eater: Seems to always have food on her, which she'll snack on while watching the Mann family drama. It eventually paid off, as she had food in her bag for Jouglat to eat after he died. Justified in Call of Warr: the food just comes free as part of being a ghost.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Only known as "Ghost Lady".
  • Friendly Ghost: A friendly, well-meaning ghost that has no ill-intentions towards the Mann family. She even helps the family out when she can, such as staying with Jouglat when he was wounded and when he was dying, showing her genuine kindness, in contrast to the more selfish characters in the show.
  • Pass the Popcorn: In a lot of scenes where the family is experiencing drama and clashes between members, Ghost Lady can be seen in the background watching as an engaged spectator with food.

Gergiev

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Played By: Connor Kizer

A malevolent, babbling abomination, bent on destroying Mann.


  • Evil Wears Black: He's malicious and cruel, underscored by his purely black outfit. The only color he has is the orange on his teeth and feet, while the rest of his clothes are dark.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: He spent countless years alone in the void with only his thoughts. The sheer loneliness drove him to his eldritch state. Because of his experience, he got annoyed when Courtney claimed she was lonely.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Gergiev looks like a human, but with bright orange teeth and the power to infect and curse the Mann family with said teeth; he speaks mostly in gibberish, and uses his powers to try and kill Mann.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Speaking about the unspeakable horrors he saw in his time in the void made him start screaming and ranting about how "EVERYTHING BOILS, EVERYTHING BURNS..."
  • Was Once a Man: Gergiev was just a regular man who fell through the void and experienced incomprehensible horrors, turning him into a Humanoid Abomination.

The Mailman

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Played By: Sam Weiner

An enthusiastic, hard-working mailman who cares a lot about the Mann family, as played by Sam Weiner note 


  • Character Filibuster: Goes on an impromptu and unprovoked speech, complete with a spotlight; it's written poetically, as if planned, but it's played as if he made it up on the spot. In-Universe, this wasn't scripted, but a deliberate move by Sam Weiner to get more screen-time. He even lampshades it afterwards; while being glared at by the others, he just laughs about how he's just going on and on.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Is never called anything but "The Mailman".
  • Nice Guy: Is a kind and extroverted, if awkward and annoying, person who shows unconditional support for the Mann family and their plight.

Courier Martinez

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Played By: Taylor McCormick

A government courier.


  • Spear Carrier: Courier Martinez only has two scenes and a few lines, in which she drops off a letter to the Mann house and then comes to take Agent Martinez back to the MPO headquarters.

Tank Mann

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Played By: Derek Russo

The disappeared father of the Mann family, and the founder of Mann Corp.


  • The Cavalry: Appears just in time to smash the vase and defeat Gergiev.
  • Character Filibuster: The tapes he sends contain nothing but long, philosophical monologues about life, and each speech lasts a good, long while. He can't be interrupted, either, because the messages are pre-recorded. It gets lampshaded; Berry tries to fast-forward through one of the tapes and does so for a good thirty seconds...and the tape is still playing afterward, to everyone's annoyance.
  • Full-Name Basis: Everyone, including his children, call him "Tank Mann", rather than just "Tank" or "Dad".
  • I See Dead People: Oddly, Tank is one of the few who can immediately see and interact with Ghost Lady. He doesn't seem too fazed to be talking to a ghost, however.
  • Uptown Girl: Fell in-love with the lower-class and struggling Courtney for the ambition and spark she had in spite of her misfortune. Unfortunately, his kids didn't see it the same way, and treated Courtney as an outsider, and for Courtney's part, it was more of a Marriage of Convenience.
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     The Call Of Warr 

Captain Gravesite:

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Played By: Ben O'Brien

The old, wise leader of the soldiers, as well as an attempted scriptwriter.


  • Bald of Awesome: Inverted and Played With; Gravesite had long, flowing hair, contributing to his over-all badass look, befitting a badass leader. However, as soon as Prince proclaimed himself leader... the hair turned out to be a wig. A wig symbolizing the captain of the unit. Gravesite was left with his natural bald head, now in a position where he is no longer considered awesome or badass in-universe.
  • Big Damn Heroes: After snapping back to normal, he joins Glintz-Terry in stopping the execution of Mabel and Ashes at the hands of Prince.
  • The Captain: The captain of the unit all the characters are from. He's good at making orders, keeping everyone in line, and doing what he thinks is right... until he starts to go crazy and care more about his movie than his team, which forces Prince to usurp him.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The calm, wise leader to Prince's temperamental, energetic, violent soldier.
  • Sanity Slippage: Began as a wise-yet-tough captain who, though stubborn, cared deeply for his team, and put his foot down when needed. However, he eventually began to get interested in making an "action movie..." and it became an obsession, making him care more about the flashing monitors and his storytelling than actually acting as a leader. Prince said it best:
    You've just been acting really weird.
  • Skewed Priorities: He begins to care more about his script-writing than the actual Warr or his soldiers, causing Prince to strip him of his command, and sentence him to die as per the Laww.
  • Technical Pacifist: He's not absolutely opposed to killing, but refuses to let his unit kill unless he deems it absolutely necessary. Unfortunately, Prince doesn't quite agree with this viewpoint.
  • Warrior Poet: In addition to leading the soldiers, he's also writing a movie script.

The Prince

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Played By: Alan Resnick

An impulsive, violence-loving soldier, and Gravesite's second-in-command.


  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: While under the influence of alcohol, he ends up harassing Soldier Durkin to the point of driving him away.
  • Hot-Blooded: Though he's not a Sociopathic Soldier, he's still very impulsive, temperamental, and prone to violence. He gets very antsy and impatient when Gravesite is "interrogating" the prisoner, and constantly attempts to kill them. Most of his lines are expressed loudly and angrily, and he seems to get upset at any minor provocation.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Starts out as a good, loyal soldier; he cared about the safety of his teammates, tried to follow the rules, and acted mostly in the interest of surviving the warr at any cost. That said, he was also rude, temperamental, aggressive, and quick-to-argue, which makes him unpopular with the others. This only gets worse after becomes leader, where his impulsive fury makes him send three innocents to an execution...all on the basis that they apparently threatened his teammate. However, when stopped by Glintz-Terry and Gravesite, his concern for his teammates is dashed, replaced with a willingness to kill them as well.
  • Knife Nut: He's quick to pull out his knife at any moment, and is just as willing to kill anyone who even so much as startles him.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: He outright begs to kill the prisoner, reasoning that keeping them alive is wasting time, energy, and resources, and they aren't getting any information otherwise. Despite this, Gravesite denies the request. When he becomes the new captain, he's able to enact all the execution sentences he wants. He's even willing to kill Glintz-Terry and Gravesite, just for trying to stop his execution.
  • Number Two: He's Gravesite's second-in-command, and though he likes to flaunt his authority at times, he is also very competent in his role, keeping things in-order and challenging Gravesite when he feels it's necessary.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The impulsive, violent solider to Gravesite's calm, wise leader.
  • Red Is Violent: The flashback of Prince murdering a soldier is accompanied by the lighting turning red when he makes the killing blow. Similarly, and fitting with the color theme, Prince also carries a red handkerchief, and is the most violent of the group.
  • Sanity Slippage: Downplayed; while he was always impulsive and violent, after becoming leader, he became obsessed with killing, even to the point of wanting to murder his own teammates and captain, and wouldn't listen to any arguments otherwise. However, he snaps out of it when he realizes that he does care about Gravesite and doesn't actually want to kill him.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Compared to the emotional and cowardly Glintz-Terry, Prince is action-oriented, blunt, and temperamental. He tends to focus primarily on winning the warr, while Glintz-Terry just wants to romance Ashes.
  • Short-Lived Leadership: hen Gravesite starts neglecting his duties, Prince decides to overthrow his leadership and name himself the leader, instead. This lasts for, at most, two days- he puts the girls on trial for Witchcraft, goes crazy, and dies, after Gravesite took his position back.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: It would be easier to list the times when he doesn't just start screaming at everybody...often for very little or no provocation.

Glintz-Terry

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Played By: Cricket Arrison

A romantic and awkward young soldier from the city.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Ashes does not care for him, as much as he tries to make her like him. She gets outright insulted when he tries to say he likes her, pointing out that he doesn't know her.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Getting drunk causes him to infuriate the girls and soldier Durkin by being outright obnoxious; his drinking also inspired Prince to drink as well, which caused Prince to chase Durkin away with his drunken bullying.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Alongside Captain Gravesite, he shows up just in time to stop Prince from executing Mabel and Ashes.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: Uses Durkin's "Durkin' me around" saying at one point...and Durkin doesn't react well to it, which acts as a clue for the characters that Durkin was possessed by Vid's Demon friend.
  • Cowardly Lion: He's horribly afraid of the trees, and gets easily flustered and scared when dealing with a stressful or upsetting situation- but he's also a dedicated soldier who will stand by the others, even if he doesn't want to.
  • Crosscast Role: A male soldier, played by the female Cricket Arrison.
  • Gibberish of Love: He can barely talk around Ashes, due to his immediate crush on her.
  • Nice Guy: He may have his dumb, impulsive moments, but he's a good person who cares about everyone else- including Ashes and Mabel, who get generally mistreated by other characters. Even when they're on trial, and he believes they've tried to kill his friend, he still shows concern for their well-being and comfort.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He forms this dynamic with Prince; compared to the Prince's temperamental, violent, and blunt nature, Glintz-Terry is a lot more emotional and cowardly, focusing on things like romance while the Prince is more focused on surviving the warr.
  • Thinking Out Loud: Vocally told himself to compliment Ashes on her dress- while she was standing right next to him, allowing her to hear exactly what he was thinking.

Durkin

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Played By: Robby Rackleff

A nerdy, bespectacled soldier.


  • Adorkable: He's a kind, sweet, and awkwardly dorky fellow, who doesn't really fit-in with the other soldiers. In-universe, this attitude certainly works on the girls, who take a quick liking to him, despite Mabel not even trusting soldiers as a general rule. It even works on Prince, who calls him "sweet", "funny", "handsome", etc.
  • Demonic Possession: After being taken to the church, he's put through a painful possession process, becoming controlled by Vid's demon friend. Of course, despite the demon acting nothing like the usual soldier Durkin, only Glintz-Terry initially realizes there's something going on.
  • Nerd Glasses: Sports a pair of thick, round, black glasses, signalling his nerdy nature.
  • Nerdy Nasalness: The most nerdy of the group, he also has the highest-pitch voice of the cast.
  • Nice Guy: He's a sweet, compassionate person, who wishes for his troop to get along and work together like they used to, rather than the arguing they'd devolved to. He happily shares his emotions with the girls and becomes upset when Prince and Glintz-Terry ruin it, but even in his bad mood, he's still willing to help Vid. Even Prince, who was a jerk to him, still repeatedly refers to him as "sweet".
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Acts very strangely after his kidnapping, including being confused when Glintz-Terry uses his "Durkin me around" line. In addition, he just spouts vague nonsense in a growled voice, and is all too willing to help kill Gravesite. Glintz-Terry thinks all of this is very strange. Of course, this is because he wasn't actually Durkin at the time, but the Demon possessing him.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: After being chased away by everyone's arguing, and then having his talk with the girls interrupted by a wasted and obnoxious Prince and Glintz-Terry, he finally loses his cool when Prince starts barking orders at him in a drunken rage, calling him out for being a Jerkass.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: He storms off after Prince starts being a drunken, obnoxious Jerkass to him when he was having a nice time with the girls.
  • Smurfing: Uses his name as a word, such as "Durkin' me around" and "Damn durkin' mess".

Mabel and Ashes

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Played By: Jessica Garret (Mabel, above) and Lorelei Ramirez (Ashes, below).

A pair of women traveling with the soldiers and trying to hide their personal secret from them. Mabel is serious, distrusting and careful, while Ashes is more flirtatious and risk-taking.


  • Emotional Powers: As much as she tried to keep her cool and play nice with the soldiers, Mabel had a moment of anger directed at Glintz-Terry, causing her to unleash a magical Hand Blast at him. Later, she admits that she was always emotional, and that sometimes it just comes out, no matter how hard she tries to prevent it.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Befitting her impoverished state of traveling with the soldiers, Ashes has white, fingerless gloves.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: While they're not actually blood-related, they're practically sisters, and they share this dynamic. Mabel's the responsible one, who tries to protect both herself and Ashes from the soldiers, who she doesn't trust or care for. Even after she falls for Glintz-Terry, she refuses to take action and thinks of herself as being naive. Ashes is the foolish one, who chooses to flirt with soldier Durkin and shows no fear when dealing with the other soldiers, a mentality that Mabel chastises as being too foolish and dangerous.
  • Freudian Slip: When Ashes sees Durkin is upset, she asks:
    What's wrong? Don't you like me? I mean... don't you like beans?
  • Hand Blast: Mabel fires a blast of magic out at Glintz-Terry, in order to keep him away from her and her sister. It doesn't do much more than topple him over, however.
  • Healing Hands: Both have the ability to perform magic, including healing magic. This magic saved Killsin from dying of a drug-overdose, and works with the sisters holding hands, chanting, and placing something on the subject's body.
  • Inconvenient Attraction: Mabel has fallen for Glintz-Terry, something she has a big issue with, as she doesn't trust soldiers, thinks Glintz-Terry would only end up hurting Ashes, and even ended up attacking him.
  • Mistaken for Murderer: They're both accused of attempting to murder Durkin. Prince goes one step farther and accuses them of mass-murdering an entire town...though he admits he has no proof of that.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Ashes wants Durkin, and only Durkin. Her biggest concern when he goes missing is that she doesn't know if he has a girlfriend, and while Glintz-Terry is trying to woo her, she just pushes him away and snaps at him.
  • Skewed Priorities: When Durkin went missing, Ashes' main concern was that he never told her if he had a girlfriend or not. When he's freaking out on the floor and shouting oddities, she just says she "likes the thing" he's doing.
  • You Monster!: They call Prince on his murdering Killsin by calling him a monster. He takes more offense to being insulted than anything.

Patience Killsin

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Played By: Sam Weiner

A hammy, shady man in black clothes, traveling with the soldiers.


  • Addled Addict: Upon finding a jar of orange pills in the train-station, his instinct is to steal them and pretend they don't exist...while scarfing down as many as he can, in every scene he's in. As soon as episode two, he's already almost dead from an overdose, and it's implied the pills may be messing with his mind as well. Not that he cares, as he continues to take them, despite warnings.
  • Corrupt Politician: A civic administrator who started taking bribes to make specific rulings. He got away with it for a while, and gloated about how he used to have an office, authority, and women...but eventually, he got caught, and was nearly put in chains for it.
  • Evil Laugh: He's fond of bursting out into dark laughter at relatively random moments, such as when looking at a town map; this is accompanied with equally sinister music.
  • It's All About Me: He only really cares about himself and his social status; Ghost Lady even points out that he's a terrible communicator, and isn't even listening to her responses to his uninvited monologue. After his death, he makes a genuine effort to do better and listen to other people, even if he struggles.
  • Large Ham: Overreacts to almost everything, and shouts constantly; in-universe, this only serves to startle or annoy the other characters. He cools down a lot after his execution, where he just sits on the floor and calmly talks to Ghost Lady about the situation.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: He didn't find anything in the boxes that he's not sharing- not at all!
  • Unreliable Narrator: Played for Laughs; when he's recounting the story of his execution, his version is obviously fake, complete with killing Prince and doing a rap-number at the end. Ghost Lady and Sarah immediately realize he's making the story up, and he admits that he was actually just anticlimactically shot.
  • You Fool!: Calls one caller "A stupid fool" for suggesting he just give his trust and support to the soldiers.

Vid

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Played By: Connor Kizer

A strange, lonely priest, found in the train-station.


  • Bloodbath Villain Origin: He was the one who killed everyone else in the town, turning it into the Ghost Town it is in the series proper.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: A self-proclaimed "weird" person who likes to hide in corners and watch people, and never leaves his church. Subverted- this is an act, and he's just using it to trick the soldiers into not suspecting him of evildoing.
  • Driven to Suicide: In his backstory, the decline of his church and the misery spread by the Warr finally got to him, and he was about to kill himself with poison...but chose to pray first, and when he prayed to the "unknown spaces of the universe", he got a response and was able to rebuild his church.
  • Motive Rant: He explains that when the Warr came around, people lost interest in the church- and lost their hope, as well. He worked to bring people back, and got in contact with the "unknown spaces of the universe"- also known as the callers. Despite this, not everyone came back, and those who didn't criticized his church, as it focused on something beyond the Warr and the government. Vid's goal is to break the barriers of reality and live in peace with the other world.
  • Obliviously Evil: Despite kidnapping and torturing soldier Durkin, and conspiring with a literal demon, Vid truly believes himself to be doing the right thing, and doesn't want anybody to actually get hurt...even if what he's doing is hurting people.
  • Percussive Therapy: Destroyed his church, before attempting to kill himself.
  • Sinister Minister: Played With; Vid is a shady priest with mysterious plans, that involve kidnapping soldier Durkin and conspiring with callers...but he doesn't want to do evil. In fact, he believes he's doing good. Despite this, however, he eventually reveals he and his demon murdered the whole town.

Prisoner Sarah

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Played By: The Callers

A mysterious masked prisoner, voiced by the callersnote 


  • Cool Mask: Their mask is made of face-concealing metal bars, and cannot be removed.
  • Crosscast Role: Their name is Prisoner "Sarah", but the role can be played by any man that calls, as well.
  • Odd Friendship: They somehow become close with Gravesite, despite being their prisoner, to the point where they happily agree to help him write their book.

     Tanking Mann 

In general:

  • Method Acting: In-Universe, Sam, Taylor and Casper all admitted to getting very deep into their roles. Sam spent three months acting as a mail man and even continued to stay in-character while on set. Taylor spent her days reading real-world missing-persons reports and gave her very minor character some deep, dark backstory. Casper...checks his mail and his email daily.

Becca and Rebecca

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The hosts of Tanking Mann, who like to chat about their days and drink "La Colomba" coffee.


  • Brief Accent Imitation: One British caller is picked up on "Tanking Mann". As he attempts to call out Becca and Rebecca for their poorly made show, Rebecca just puts on a British accent when speaking, as one example of the show's disinterest in being serious about anything.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Becca and Rebecca seemed unwilling to listen to criticisms of their show, either ignoring the arguments or cutting the show short during unwanted calls.

Sam Weiner

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Plays the mailman on Cry Of Mann, Killsin on Call of Warr, and acts as a guest on Tanking Mann- playing a fictionalized and unlikeable version of himself.


  • Adam Westing: Sam Weiner plays as himself, the actor playing the mailman on Cry Of Mann, and is portrayed as an outright Narcissist.
  • The Alcoholic: Sam Weiner is slowly revealed as someone who likes alcohol a little too much. Not only did he come in drunk during "Tanking Mann", but he also admitted to being drunk several times on set, claiming that it was okay because nobody noticed.
  • As Himself: All of the Tanking Mann guests, being Sam Weiner, Taylor McCormic, and Casper Kelly, were playing fictionalized versions of themselves.
  • Attention Whore: Sam was so obsessed with himself that he became angry when Becca and Rebecca received praise instead of him, and made memorial videos for deceased characters that had more pictures of his living mail-man character than the actual character that had died.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Sam Weiner only wanted praise while on "Tanking Mann". Any bit of criticism would make him angry, even if it was his own fellow cast-member stating that his antics bothered her and everyone else on the set.
  • Jerkass: He is ego-centric, rude, aggressive, and openly disrespectful toward his fellow cast and crew members.
  • Narcissist: Sam contains quite a few signs; he believes himself the best actor on the show and talks constantly about how good of an actor he is and how famous he is, despite being a bit-character. He's so obsessed with himself that he felt entitled to be on "Tanking Mann", barging into the show even on days he wasn't booked and taking the spotlight away from the actual guests and hosts. His need for constant praise and attention is so great, he went berserk when a caller asked which role he played in the show, forcing the caller to claim they were just joking around. Finally, he shows a need for power and attention, with the aforementioned forcing himself into "Tanking Mann" episodes and his apparent ownership over "Tanking Mann" itself, which was considered a leech on Cry Of Mann's success as a show. He even bribed a camera guy to give him a spotlight so he can monologue when not meant to, knowing the cast couldn't do anything to stop him.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Plays the kind and cheerful mailman on the show, but In-Universe on Tanking Mann, he's an arrogant jackass, who tries to monopolize the show and manipulate others.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Uses the show as a vehicle to push himself and has an over-inflated ego, despite being disliked by everybody, kicked out of "Tanking Mann", and an implied alcoholic.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: In-Universe, Sam the mail-man becomes one on Cry Of Mann and "Tanking Mann". He gave himself an unscripted monologue on Cry Of Mann just knowing that the cast couldn't stop him, and forced himself on Tanking Mann episodes, even when not booked, just to talk more about himself.

     The Callers 

Audience members who call into the three shows and talk to the characters, having the ability to affect the plot and uncover more about the universe. They take on a variety of roles.


  • Audience Participation: In Call of Warr, viewers have a physical stand-in, "Sarah" the prisoner, where they can chat with the soldiers.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Callers tried to call out Tank for being a bad father who abandoned his family.
  • The Cameo: Pan Pizza was one of the callers on the show; he was the one who kept saying "no" to Courtney in episode 3 and was was subsequently deemed a "giggly machine".
  • Childhood Friends: One caller, Emerson, was immediately claimed to have been Jouglat's childhood friend. They spend their call reminiscing over a game they used to play.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • Some callers attempt to tell Becca and Rebecca how much they and their show sucks, but it never goes well, with attempts being cut away from, ignored, or outright mocked.
    • Downplayed when one caller openly told Agent Martinez she was a bad person without going into detail.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: The individual callers all played a tiny role each, especially in Cry of Mann, but a few were able to heavily impact the story despite this. "Soldier Erin" became one of Jouglat's reasons for going back to Warr (and was upgraded to a proper backstory-character in Warr), it was a caller who had the role of either causing or stopping Jouglat's murder by Frank, and most importantly, it was a caller who saved the family in the nick-of-time, by telling Tank to "smash the vase".
  • True Companions: Jack develops this relationship with his callers, who he believes to be a single person named Palmer note . He repeatedly calls "Palmer" his best friend, thanking him for being there for him. For the caller's part, they do their best to support Jack in his art, try to calm him down, and even show their loyalty for him by "pledging allegiance" and helping him insult Berry, even when they felt guilty doing so.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
    • When a caller failed to answer Frank's questions, it led to the show taking a dark turn with Frank murdering Jouglat.
    • One caller told Gravesite that they like "action movies". This one little line blossomed into Gravesite trying to learn more about action movies, and from there, he decided he and Prisoner Sarah should write their own...culminating in his Sanity Slippage, where he cared more about writing the movie than being a leader.

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